Carra rips into Liverpool: ‘Thankfully I can’t swear!’

Date published: Wednesday 22nd November 2017 8:45

Jamie Carragher has launched a scathing attack on Liverpool’s defence, claiming “it was like watching children play” against Sevilla.

The Reds contrived to throw away a three-goal half-time lead as they drew 3-3 against Sevilla.

The attack was justifiably lauded, and while news of Sevilla coach Eduardo Berizzo’s battle with cancer undoubtedly inspired his players, it was an embarrassing collapse from the visitors.

Alberto Moreno was particularly questionable on the left-hand side of the Liverpool defence against his former club, who conceded a stoppage-time equaliser to keep their Champions League group open.

“Well, it was a shambles, and thankfully I’m not allowed to swear also, because I’d like to swear when I see that second half!” Carragher told Viasport.

“The big question going into this game [was] could Liverpool’s defence cope with the atmosphere and the players of Sevilla – we know they have a great record.

“And I felt before the game the answer would be ‘no’, but I didn’t think it would be as bad as this, especially in the second half.

“I didn’t see Liverpool keeping a clean sheet, but to be 3-0 up and to seeing how Liverpool gave the goals away, and the actual game intelligence, it was like watching children play.

“At Sevilla, you have to quieten the crowd. Liverpool did that by scoring goals in the first half.

“In the second half Sevilla came flying out, [Liverpool were] giving stupid free-kicks away that lift the crowd, lift the players, get the referee giving yellow cards.

“And that’s what Liverpool continually did. Two of the goals came from set-pieces.”

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